15 Februar 2013

Fate of green CAP plans hangs on Parliament

Conservationists are banking on the full European Parliament to protect the environmental standards proposed by the European Commission

With the full Parliament due to vote on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) the night of 12 March, environmental campaigners hope for a change of course after the Parliament’s agriculture committee and the EU Council both backed changes to weaken some of the Commission’s ‘greening’ proposals.

It will be the first time the Parliament has a vote in shaping the CAP and the EU’s overall spending under reforms introduced by the Lisbon Treaty in 2009.

…Full text: www.euractiv.com/cap/parliament-plenary-seen-final-ho-news-517832?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=EurActivRSS

Tags: green washing, agriculture negotiations, undermine, small farmers, direct payments, diet, cuts, resources budget, EU budget, rural development

Source: EurActiv, 2013-02-15.

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